Lovely Le Petit Elefant

Update: We have a winner! Congratulations Crystal! 
 
Ok, I know I use the word lovely a lot in this here blog. Especially in titles.  But in this case, there is no other word I could use because I think Le Petit Elefant is the epitome of lovely.

 Le Petit Elefant is the work of artist Genevieve Santos. I first discovered her art at a craft fair and was instantly smitten. Everything is so, so nice! Seriously, just look at it!
by Genevieve Santos
by Genevieve Santos
by Genevieve Santos

I love it so much! And she doesn’t only make prints and plushes – if you check out her shop you’ll find a selection of cards, rubber stamps, iPhone cases and more. I’ve managed to make a few purchases there. When my office celebrated Valentine’s Day, I handed out her valentines and they were a huge hit! When I’ve needed a birthday or Christmas card, I knew just where to buy it. And recently when I needed a shower gift for a friend crazy for purple, I grabbed a cute lil elephant plush.

Now you may be wondering, where’s the bargain in this? Well, honestly, there isn’t one. Don’t get me wrong – Le Petit Elefant’s pricing is not out of this world. For handmade items the price is just right. But, I admit it doesn’t fall under the umbrella of bargain. So, welcome to a new feature! Since I spend much of my time telling you about ways to save, I figured every once in a while I’d tell you great places to spend a little of that spare cash. I’m calling it Worth the Splurge. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

And to inaugurate this new feature, I’ve got a giveaway for y’all! It’s a lovely (there’s that word again!) 8 x 10 print from Le Petit Elefant.

by Genevieve Santos

Isn’t it so cute? AND, since Genevieve is awesome, she provide an additonal print for you all!

by Genevieve Santos

This one’s a little smaller at 5 x 7. Seriously, I’m so tempted to just pretend that a second print doesn’t exist…but I suppose I want one of you to have it.

So, all you have to do is visit Le Petit Elefant and leave me a comment telling me your favorite item from the shop.

And, since I’m feeling super generous today, I’ll give you some bonus entries.

1) Follow Metropolitan Money Pit via Google Friend Connect (located right on the sidebar)
2) Follow Metropolitan Money Pit via Facebook

3) Follow Le Petit Elefant via Facebook
4) Follow Metropolitan Money Pit via Twitter
5) Follow Le Petit Elefant via Twitter
6) Sign up for the Le Petit Elefant newsletter

Just leave me an additional comment for each entry.

The giveaway will run through 5pm PST on Tuesday, August 7th. I will use random.org to select a winner. It’s open to anyone worldwide – if you live anywhere from Los Angeles to Australia, I’ll send it to ya!

Good luck!

full disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I love Le Petit Elefant and wanted to share it with you. I purchased the 8 x 10 print and Genevieve was kind enough to provide the 5 x 7 print.

32 Comments

  1. Jacinta August 1, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Cute as! that’s my kids on the trampoline but my fave is Reading books in Autumn .

  2. shannon August 1, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    how can i choose just one favorite? i love them all!!! but i’ll say the literary fort one for now…

  3. Crystal Cook August 1, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I love her stuff SO much! My favorite is the literary fort, and Clink too. And the teddy bear savers. Pretty much all of it. 🙂

  4. Crystal Cook August 1, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    And I followed you with GFC

  5. Crystal Cook August 1, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    And I follow le Petit elefant via Facebook.

  6. Crystal Cook August 1, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    And followed le petit elefant on Twitter 🙂

  7. Crystal Cook August 1, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Also signed up for le petit elefant newsletter. 🙂

  8. clarissa August 2, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I love Le Petit Elefant too!!! 🙂 I saw Genevieve at one of the fairs in SF and fell in love with her stuff as well 🙂 Hard choice to pick, but I think my favourite is the Elephant & Balloons

  9. clarissa August 2, 2012 at 5:30 am

    I love Le Petit Elefant too!!! 🙂 I saw Genevieve at one of the fairs in SF and fell in love with her stuff 🙂 It’s so hard to choose, but I’d probably go with the Elephant & Balloons!

  10. clarissa August 2, 2012 at 5:30 am

    I followed you on twitter!

  11. clarissa August 2, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Also followed le petit elefant on twitter!

  12. clarissa August 2, 2012 at 5:34 am

    I’m already following Le Petit Elefant on FB and on their newsletter so I don’t know if it really counts :p

  13. Stephaine Rife August 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    My fave is Literary fort!! I love Genevieve’s work!!

  14. lissa August 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    everything’s so adorable. my favorite would have to be Teddy Bear Savers: Rain painting — I like umbrellas and rain.

    visiting from better blogger network

    hope you have a great day.

  15. Romina August 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Personalized Tin Can – greeting card
    justanotherhat at gmail dot com

  16. Romina August 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Follow Metropolitan Money Pit via Google Friend Connect

  17. Romina August 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Follow Metropolitan Money Pit via Facebook

  18. Romina August 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Follow Metropolitan Money Pit via Twitter @justanotherhat

  19. Connie August 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I love the rawr card (the little girl with the monster) because it reminds me of my daughter whose first sound was growling at other people/kids. I bought the card and wrote her a message for her first birthday and put it in her baby book. Genevieve is so talented! I’ve been a follower on her FB and twitter for awhile now. We also have an “A” plush that Genevieve made. Adorable!

  20. Connie August 2, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I am a Le Petite Elefant twitter follower.

  21. Connie August 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I am a Le Petit Elefant follower in Facebook.

  22. alongcomesmary August 3, 2012 at 5:51 am

    My favorite from the shop is the Clink! print:)

  23. alongcomesmary August 3, 2012 at 5:54 am

    I liked Metro Money Pit on Facebook!!

  24. alongcomesmary August 3, 2012 at 5:55 am

    I also liked Le Petit Elefant on FB!;)

  25. alongcomesmary August 3, 2012 at 6:00 am

    I followed Metro Money Pit on Twitter, thx!!

  26. alongcomesmary August 3, 2012 at 6:02 am

    I followed Lovely Le Petit Elefant on Twitter;)

  27. Xenia G. August 4, 2012 at 3:28 am

    I don’t see my other entry 🙁 I like all the stuff especially the stamp!

    1. Melanie August 4, 2012 at 5:47 am

      Don’t worry, I have it:) I had a little trouble with the intense debate comment app but I was able to save all the entries in my email!

  28. misssrobin August 4, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Sharefest!

  29. Maribel Reyes August 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Following you via GFC

  30. Maribel Reyes August 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I visited Le Petit Elefant and I would choose the Narwhal iPhone case

  31. Maribel Reyes August 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Following metropolitan Money Pit on Facebook.

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